News Releases

Business, Events Receive Hawai‘i Green Business Awards for Energy Efficiency EffortsPosted on July 17, 2015 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
State Energy Office -- Businesses and event organizers across Hawai‘i have taken their commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle to a new level.
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Solar Plane Arrives in Hawaii, Symbolizes State’s Commitment to Innovation and Clean EnergyPosted on July 3, 2015 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
State Energy Office -- Powered only by the sun’s rays, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane brought its messages of innovation and clean energy to Hawaii as it neared the halfway point of its around-the-world flight without using fossil fuel.
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GEMS Program Begins Accepting Clean Energy Loan Applications From ConsumersPosted on June 30, 2015 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- The Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority announced today that it has begun accepting loan applications from consumers seeking to finance solar photovoltaic systems under the state’s Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program.
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Hawaii is Featured in Clinton Global InitiativePosted on June 10, 2015 in NewsHawaii State Energy Office
State Energy Office -- The State of Hawaii’s dual announcement of a fulfilled and new Commitment to Action took center stage at the opening of the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2015 CGI America in Denver.
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Hawaii Economic Expansion Continues with Slower PacePosted on May 13, 2015 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
In its second quarter 2015 Statistical and Economic Report, DBEDT projects that Hawaii's economy will continue its stable growth in 2015 and beyond but at a slower pace than previously projected.
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International Students Contribute More Than $205 Million Directly to Hawaii’s EconomyPosted on April 7, 2015 in NewsResearch & Economic Analysis Division
DBEDT's Research and Economic Analysis Division today released an economic report analyzing, "The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii."
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State Releases Housing Demand ProjectionsPosted on April 2, 2015 in Newshousing
DBEDT's Research and Economic Analysis Division released an economic study titled "Measuring Housing Demand in Hawaii, 2015-2025."
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GEMS Program Up and Running, Begins Accepting Clean Energy Loan Applications from NonprofitsPosted on March 24, 2015 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- Nonprofit organizations that have had difficulty obtaining financing for solar PV systems can now apply for a loan under the state's Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program.
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State Economic Growth ContinuesPosted on February 27, 2015 in NewsQuarterly Statistical & Economic Report
In its first quarter 2015 Statistical and Economic Report, DBEDT projects that Hawaii’s economy will continue its stable growth in 2015 and beyond.
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DBEDT Recognized for Innovative Green Energy Market Securitization ProgramPosted on December 17, 2014 in NewsGreen Energy Market Securitization
State Energy Office -- DBEDT has garnered a top financial industry award for its successful effort to raise $150 million in the bond market to support the new Green Energy Market Securitization (GEMS) program.
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